The BJP's Delhi unit chief Manoj Tiwari said Gahlot should cooperate in the probe because it's the duty of the agency to investigate allegations levelled against anyone no matter how powerful they are.
Tiwari claimed that the raids were conducted on the basis of complaints filed by "some AAP members".
"The minister is a responsible man and he should cooperate in the probe. If you are clean, you do not have to worry. Agencies need to investigate allegations levelled against individuals no matter how powerful they are," he said.
BJP's Leader of Opposition in Delhi Assembly Vijender Gupta said the raids conducted at Gahlot's premises prove that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has turned into "Khaas Aadmi Party" (special people party).
He accused the AAP of levelling "wild allegations" against the Centre to divert the public's attention from the raids.
At least 16 locations in the national capital and adjoining Gurgaon were raided by a team of over 60 ITD sleuths and police personnel, officials said.
The searches were conducted as part of a tax evasion probe against two construction firms linked to the minister and others, they said.
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